Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors

Call Us 24 Hours a Day On
01293 52140701293 521407
Rating 4.7
Based on 4 Reviews
Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors in High Street, Crawley

Jump to a Section

A funeral director opening a hearse door | Dignity Funerals

About Us

A trusted name when it comes to funeral care, Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors in Crawley promises you the same high standards of service upon which our longstanding reputation is built. We have provided a shoulder to lean on to the bereaved families in this part of West Sussex for almost four decades and would be honoured to arrange the funeral of your loved one too.

At this difficult time, the support you receive can sometimes make a small difference. The friendly team here at our funeral directors will always be ready to offer you guidance and advice, helping to ease any concerns you may have regarding the funeral, as well as offering comfort to you and your family.

We will arrange the send off you want for your loved one, tailored to your specific wishes to ensure it is a personal and loving reflection upon their life. So whether it is a religious service or a humanist one, a traditional ceremony or something a little more unique or modern (a woodland burial, for instance), you will be able to say your farewell in the manner of your choosing.

The Francis Chappell name was established in 1840, with our Crawley funeral directors opening in the 1980s. We can be found on the Grand Parade on Crawley High Street, a central location that makes us accessible to the whole of the town, including the neighbourhoods of Bewbush, Broadfield, Maidenbower and Pound Hill.

We are here for you when you need us, with our funeral advisors available 24 hours. Call us today and we will take care of everything.

Our Simple funeral is available for £1,995 + third party costs, without compromising on the quality of the service that is delivered. Or our Full Service funeral can be tailored just how you wish, whether that be a traditional ceremony or a colourful celebration of life.

Call us today on 01293 521407 to talk through your personal requirements.

What We Offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans

Our Services

At Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care. From a traditional service, to a colourful woodland burial, your options are limitless with our Full Service Funeral. If you have a little more flexibility when it comes to arrangements, then we can provide a Simple Funeral for a lower cost.
Decorative product photo

Simple Funeral

A complete funeral service for a lower cost, delivered with complete compassion and care.

This kind of service is suitable if you have the flexibility to choose from a limited choice of dates and times for the service and you do not want to have a lot of additional services added to the funeral. You can rest assured that we will never compromise on the care we provide when looking after your loved one.
Our costs from
Decorative product photo

Full Service Funeral

Our Full Service Funeral allows you to create a totally personal commemoration to celebrate the life of the person who has died. Our service is delivered with expertise and uncompromising compassion. We will care for the deceased with the utmost care and respect in our own professional premises and will take on the responsibility for ensuring every detail is taken care of to the highest standards. You can rely on us to make a difficult time a little easier.
Our costs from

Why choose us?

Funeral services with distinction

Simple funeral cost icon | Dignity Funerals
Dignified funeral from £1,995 + third party costs
Funeral care icon | Dignity Funerals
Providing the highest standards of care
24/7 funeral support icon | Dignity Funerals
Expert professionals available 24 hours a day
Facilities icon | Dignity Funerals
High quality facilities

Where to find us


8 Grand Parade High Street Crawley RH10 1BU GB

Parking and Directions

You can park on the High Street, Orchard Street, or in the car park off Pegler Way.
We are at the bottom of the High Street, opposite the pedestrian walkway through to the Queens Square shops.


Our staff are available 24 hours a day on 01293 521407 if you require our services outside of these hours.


Day of the WeekHours
Mon09:00 - 17:00
Tue09:00 - 17:00
Wed09:00 - 17:00
Thu09:00 - 17:00
Fri09:00 - 17:00

Supporting you along the way

What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

It’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.
Find Out More
Planning a funeral

Planning a funeral

Our guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.
Find Out More
The funeral service

The day of the funeral

This guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.
Find Out More
After the funeral

After the funeral

Once the funeral has taken place, there are still a number of things you may need to take care of. From choosing the perfect memorial to dealing with legal matters, we'll offer all the support you need after the funeral.
Find Out More

Reviews of our services

Rating 4.7
based on 4 Reviews
  • 4.0
    Rating 4.0
    The Funeral Director ensured everything went to plan on the day without any problems.
    Dignity Funeral logo
    Response on behalf of Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
    Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    My sister and I experienced a very high quality of care when using Francis Chappell for our late Mother's funeral.
    Chloe was incredibly sympathetic and kind towards us. She was also organised and efficient in dealing with all the arrangements. We are so grateful to her.
    On the day, Ian was very professional and respectful.
    The service went very smoothly and was conducted in a dignified manner, just as we, and our Mother would have, wanted.
    Dignity Funeral logo
    Response on behalf of Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
    Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Very friendly and accomodating. Understood things were vedy difficult with the family and did all they could to support.

    Thank you
    Dignity Funeral logo
    Response on behalf of Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
    Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time.
  • 5.0
    Rating 5.0
    Fantastic. Chloe and Ian were the most kindest people and made you feel like you were part of a family. Would definitely recommend Francis Chappell Crawley
    Dignity Funeral logo
    Response on behalf of Francis Chappell & Sons Funeral Directors
    Thank you for your online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team.